Fukushima Field Trip for ICU students

On March 11th 2011, Fukushima was devastated by a great earthquake and tsunami followed by a historical nuclear disaster.  After seemingly endless effort to clean up tsunami debris and contaminated soil, we still have not found a way to rebuild our homeland. Our real-fukushima team will guide you around Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and tell you about:

  • the damage by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident
  • what are radiation and its damage to the area
  • efforts to clean up radioactive contamination
  • what is nuclear power generation and its meaning to our world
  • difficulties to deal with nuclear emergency
  • renewable energy in Fukushima 
  • people’s efforts to revitalize Fukushima

The ICU Fukkushima Field Trip 2023 will be curried out from the 17th until the 19th of November 2023. We hope this site provides participants with basic information on Fukushima prior to the trip.


November 17th Friday
— Fukushima Field Trip Day 1 —
0800 Leave ICU by bus
Lunch at J-Village
Explanation about the Fukushima disaster and the tour by Shuzo
Visit a hill to see Fukushima Daini(#2) Nuclear Power Station
Drive aournd Fukushima Daiichi(#1) Nuclear Power Station
Visit tsunami hit area and a survived elementary school
Stay at Futabaya Ryokan

November 18th Saturday
— Fukushima Field Trip Day 2 —
Optional tours 
Visit Obori Soma Potters Village and a returnee’s home
Visit newly built town center of Okuma – Lunch
Visit the difficult-to-return zone near FDNPS
Meet Mr Norio Kimura – who lost 3 family members in the tsunami
Look around the thirty year contaminated soil storage area
Return to Futabaya and walk around it – 17:00 Odaka Illumination starts

November 19th Sunday
— Fukushima Field Trip Day 3 —
Visit Futaba town center
Meet Mr Ikuo Izawa – the then supervisor of the control room Unit 1 and 3
Visit Great East Japan Earthquake Museum
Lunch at Namie Roadside Station – buy omiyage
1330 Leave Fukushima
1800 Arrive at ICU

Changes of evacuation zone